Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Flag-officer Foote” in chapter 14 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
The Essex was the only gun-boat that suffered any severe damage from the enemy's fire.
But the Confederate practice was excellent, and the iron-clads were frequently struck.
According to Flag-officer Foote 's report the Cincinnati was struck thirty-one times, the Essex fifteen times, the St. Louis seven times and the Carondelet six times, though Commander Walke claims to have been struck much oftener.
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